Smart Grid Innovation Project Exchange
26-28 March 2019 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Novotel Amsterdam City

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The Netherlands

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The Netherlands

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Welcome to Smart Grid Technical Forum Europe 2019

Drawing together smart grid technical professionals, and 40+ utility case-studies, this annual gathering is the most intensive, technically in-depth, and lively smart grid project exchange in Europe. There is no other programme that provides the depth and breadth of discussions, networking and new technology scouting opportunities that you will experience at SGTech Europe 2019.

Opening with a morning of strategic plenary sessions addressing the big themes driving smart utility investment priorities, the programme then breaks into 3 parallel technical tracks each addressing advanced implementations of Digital Substations, SCADA Systems, and Utility Telecoms. Day three deep-dive into the latest strategies and technologies supporting Cyber-Security for the Smart Grid.

Alongside the content-rich programme there is plenty of time for networking; during the round table discussions, the networking evening reception, in the solution zone, and during the live demo lab sessions.

Programme Format:

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th March 2019

Strategic Plenary Sessions:
IT, OT & Telecom Convergence to Deliver the Smart Grid

Technical Case-Study Programme:
Track 1: Digital Substations
Track 2: SCADA Integration
Track 3: Utility Telecoms

Thursday 28th March 2019

Post-Conference Seminar:
Cyber-Security for the Smart Grid

Day 1: IT, OT & Telecom Convergence Tuesday 26 March 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:50Opening address from the Chair
09:00Keynote panel debate: Examining the strategic plans and priorities from leading energy utilities, understanding where utilities are investing in R&D and how they see technology innovation forming the future smart grid
  • James Kelloway
    James Kelloway
    Energy Intelligence Manager, National Grid ESO
  • Peter Hermans
    Peter Hermans
    CTO , Stedin
  • Jean-Baptiste Galland
    Jean-Baptiste Galland
    Strategy Director , Enedis
  • Peter Söderström
    Peter Söderström
    Asset Development & Innovation Portfolio Manager , Vattenfall Distribution Sweden
  • Aurélio Blanquet
    Aurélio Blanquet
    Director of Networks Digital Platforms, EDP Distribuição & Vice-chair of the Board of Advisors - EUTC
  • Michael Merz
    Michael Merz
    Managing Director and Founder, PONTON GmbH
09:30Technology, Markets and Regulation: Balancing and integrating the latest technological developments, required market design and EU regulations
10:00Transitioning to a Data Driven Utility: Achieving the shift in mindset that enables an effective IT/OT integration to drive smart grid innovation and implementation
10:30Big Data and Analytics for Operational Efficiency: Leveraging big data from across the grid and driving real time analytics to make systems more predictive and responsive and optimise network functionality and efficiency
  • Peter Söderström
    Peter Söderström
    Asset Development & Innovation Portfolio Manager , Vattenfall Distribution Sweden
11:00Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:30Energy Network Innovation: The power of AI and Machine Learning to revolutionise grid operation
12:00Utility in the Cloud: Establishing a framework for leveraging cloud functionality to balance cost efficiency and flexibility with risk in the smart grid
  • Aurélio Blanquet
    Aurélio Blanquet
    Director of Networks Digital Platforms, EDP Distribuição
12:30Blockchain for the Smart Grid: Examining the potential of blockchain networks to integrate renewable energy capacity into the grid enabling a flexible and distributed system
13:00Lunch, networking and exhibition
Digital Substations
SCADA Functionality & Integration
Utility Telecom
14:20
Opening address from the Chair
Opening address from the Chair
Opening address from the Chair
14:30
Justifying the Investment: Making the business case for digital substation investment to manage technology obsolescence and support new system functionalities such as renewable integration
  • Pablo Humeres Flores
    Pablo Humeres Flores
    Head of Digital Supervision and Substation Automation Sector Protection, Control and Automation Maintenance Engineering Division, DPCA, Eletrosul Brazil
Legacy SCADA System Integration: Achieving interoperability of SCADA with other IT and OT systems to extend network visibility for the end-to-end digital grid
Multi-technology Telecom Networks: Determining the optimum combination of TDM and Packet switching in one network topology to maintain current levels of network availability, reliability and security as well as supporting new IP services
15:00
Advanced HV/MV Substation functionality: Optimising the intelligence and functionality of the control system in a substation; IEC 61850 structure, network design and interoperability, using multifunctional IEDs. Challenges and experiences
Substation to SCADA Information Security: Evaluating how substation security can be compromised and adversely impact SCADA infrastructure, and identifying ways in which advanced cyber-security solutions can combat this
  • Michael Knuchel
    Michael Knuchel
    Head of SAS (Substation Automation Systems) Engineering, Swissgrid
Managing Data Traffic: Determining the impact of growing data traffic on the TSO and developing a holistic approach to digitization of utility system operations through effective data management
15:30
Migrating to IP: Effectively integrating IP telecommunication networks with infrastructures and protocols for IEC 61850-based substation automation communications, ensuring security
CIM for SCADA: Deploying a CIM-based information model management at a Russian System Operator: Detailing the implementation in a hierarchical control system and outlining plans for renewing SCADA/EMS systems
Fixed and Mobile Convergence: Detailing case studies and best practices for deploying cost-effective IP/MPLS , 4G LTE and packet microwave to support smart grid applications, highlighting support for legacy services and network protection using IP/MPLS as foundation
  • Nigel Nawacki
    Nigel Nawacki
    Energy, Utility, Communication Technology CTO EMEA, Nokia
16:00Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:30
IEC 61850 Data Integration: Integrating IEC 61850 with data management systems, CIM and extending its application to the control center and beyond
SCADA & OMS, GIS Integration: Ensuring the smooth integration of SCADA realtime monitoring with the geographic view of OMS and GIS systems to minimise outages and improve the functionality of control room information
IP in MV/LV: Expanding IP services to the medium and low voltage layers of the distribution grid
17:00
Substation Communication: Comparing the potential of IEC 61850 with other protocols and with conventional technology, evaluating a move to centralised automation
  • Mika Loukkalahti
    Mika Loukkalahti
    System Manager, Electric, Power Systems, Helen Electricity Network
SCADA Data for Centralized Transformer Monitoring: Leveraging SCADA data to monitor the life of the transformer and to schedule predictive and corrective maintenance
MPLS Networks: Deploying MPLS as part of the overall network strategy to enable support for both new IP and legacy services
  • Digital Substations
    14:20Opening address from the Chair
    14:30Justifying the Investment: Making the business case for digital substation investment to manage technology obsolescence and support new system functionalities such as renewable integration
    • Pablo Humeres Flores
      Pablo Humeres Flores
      Head of Digital Supervision and Substation Automation Sector Protection, Control and Automation Maintenance Engineering Division, DPCA, Eletrosul Brazil
    15:00Advanced HV/MV Substation functionality: Optimising the intelligence and functionality of the control system in a substation; IEC 61850 structure, network design and interoperability, using multifunctional IEDs. Challenges and experiences
    15:30Migrating to IP: Effectively integrating IP telecommunication networks with infrastructures and protocols for IEC 61850-based substation automation communications, ensuring security
    16:00Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
    16:30IEC 61850 Data Integration: Integrating IEC 61850 with data management systems, CIM and extending its application to the control center and beyond
    17:00Substation Communication: Comparing the potential of IEC 61850 with other protocols and with conventional technology, evaluating a move to centralised automation
    • Mika Loukkalahti
      Mika Loukkalahti
      System Manager, Electric, Power Systems, Helen Electricity Network
  • SCADA Functionality & Integration
    14:20Opening address from the Chair
    14:30Legacy SCADA System Integration: Achieving interoperability of SCADA with other IT and OT systems to extend network visibility for the end-to-end digital grid
    15:00Substation to SCADA Information Security: Evaluating how substation security can be compromised and adversely impact SCADA infrastructure, and identifying ways in which advanced cyber-security solutions can combat this
    • Michael Knuchel
      Michael Knuchel
      Head of SAS (Substation Automation Systems) Engineering, Swissgrid
    15:30CIM for SCADA: Deploying a CIM-based information model management at a Russian System Operator: Detailing the implementation in a hierarchical control system and outlining plans for renewing SCADA/EMS systems
    16:00Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
    16:30SCADA & OMS, GIS Integration: Ensuring the smooth integration of SCADA realtime monitoring with the geographic view of OMS and GIS systems to minimise outages and improve the functionality of control room information
    17:00SCADA Data for Centralized Transformer Monitoring: Leveraging SCADA data to monitor the life of the transformer and to schedule predictive and corrective maintenance
  • Utility Telecom
    14:20Opening address from the Chair
    14:30Multi-technology Telecom Networks: Determining the optimum combination of TDM and Packet switching in one network topology to maintain current levels of network availability, reliability and security as well as supporting new IP services
    15:00Managing Data Traffic: Determining the impact of growing data traffic on the TSO and developing a holistic approach to digitization of utility system operations through effective data management
    15:30Fixed and Mobile Convergence: Detailing case studies and best practices for deploying cost-effective IP/MPLS , 4G LTE and packet microwave to support smart grid applications, highlighting support for legacy services and network protection using IP/MPLS as foundation
    • Nigel Nawacki
      Nigel Nawacki
      Energy, Utility, Communication Technology CTO EMEA, Nokia
    16:00Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
    16:30IP in MV/LV: Expanding IP services to the medium and low voltage layers of the distribution grid
    17:00MPLS Networks: Deploying MPLS as part of the overall network strategy to enable support for both new IP and legacy services
17:30Roundtable Discussions
19:00Networking Reception
21:00Close of conference day one
Day 2: IT, OT & Telecom ConvergenceWednesday 27 March 2019
08:15Registration and refreshments
Digital Substations
SCADA Functionality & Integration
Utility Telecom
08:50
Welcome back from the Chair
Welcome back from the Chair
Welcome back from the Chair
09:00
Leveraging Real Time Substation Data: Identifying, extracting and formatting realtime data from the digital substation to support fault detection, isolation and restoration as well as new functionalities and performance analysis
  • Mohseen Mohemmed
    Mohseen Mohemmed
    Protection & Control Engineering Manager, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
Common Grid Model: Examining how the common grid model is used for effective forecasts and assessments of the European transmission grid, enabling operational planning, network security and capacity management
  • Dr. Tahir Kapetanovic
    Dr. Tahir Kapetanovic
    MBA, Head of National Control Center, Austrian Power Grid
  • Andreas Hauer
    Andreas Hauer
    Expert Transmission Grid Analysis, Austrian Power Grid AG
Designing a Transformational Connectivity Platform Towards the Digital Modern DSO: Updating on EDP’s Connect Program including LTE 450MHz and PVNO models
  • Sergio Ramos Pinto
    Associate Director, Digital Grid, Networks' Digital Platform, EDP
09:30
Testing and maintenance: Developing robust, proactive testing and maintenance tools and procedures to ensure the interoperability, reliability and security of the multi-vendor, multi edition digital substation
  • Ernst Wierenga
    Ernst Wierenga
    Technologist, Protection, Control & Telecommunication, TenneT
SCADA for LV: Making the case for realtime control of MV and LV networks, integrating smart substations with MV/LV transformation
  • Karel Jiranek
    Karel Jiranek
    Head of Distribution Processes Support, PREdistribuce
5G for Utility Telecoms Networks: Examining how 5G networks and network slicing will enable realtime, highly reliable and efficient communication networks to support smart grid operations
  • Gianluca Lipari
    Gianluca Lipari
    Team Leader Cyber-Physical Energy Systems Management , E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University
10:00
Digital Substation Configuration: Developing an automated engineering process for the configuration of the multi-vendor, multi-edition substation systems using IEC 61850, utilising third party configuration tools to achieve accuracy, speed of engineering and cost efficiency
SCADA and Big Data Analytics: Making the business case and analysing tools for open source technologies to analyse event data at CERN
Achieving legacy levels of tele-protection service reliability over packet based networks: Establishing stable and secure IP protection services and meeting requirements for latency, jitter, asymmetry, and backup paths. Assessing the advantages of GOOSE based protection
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00
Substation Technology Innovation Panel: during this session leading tech innovators will share their vision for the digital substation market, present their product innovation plans, and provide you with the opportunity to influence their development direction to better meet your implementation needs
SCADA Technology Innovation Panel: during this session leading tech innovators will share their vision for the SCADA market, present their product innovation plans, and provide you with the opportunity to influence their development direction to better meet your implementation needs
Utility Telecom Technology Innovation Panel: during this session leading tech innovators will share their vision for the utility telecom market, present their product innovation plans, and provide you with the opportunity to influence their development direction to better meet your implementation needs
12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
Wide Area Monitoring: Effectively implementing Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and synchronised phasor measurements in the substation to improve wide area system monitoring, ensuring interoperability and effective control centre support; focussing on Distribution Systems and low-cost solutions
  • Antonello Monti
    Antonello Monti
    Director, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Centre, RWTH Aachen University
Integrating DER and EV Monitoring: Effectively integrating DER and EV into the AGC and SCADA systems to achieve secure, realtime monitoring and load balancing
  • Oleg Gulich
    Oleg Gulich
    Innovation Workstream Lead, Information Systems, UK Power Networks
CIGRE Study Committee D2: Examining the latest work of D2 on the specification, design, engineering, performance, operation, maintenance, economic and management of telecoms for electric utilities
  • Karen McGeough
    Karen McGeough
    Networks Telecoms Services, ESB Networks & Advisory Group Convener for Telecommunication, CIGRE
14:30
Standardised DER Interfaces: Developing a standard DER Interface based on IEC 60870-5-104 to control and monitor distributed energy resources
DSO SCADA requirements: Outlining the specific DSO requirements of an upgraded SCADA system at HV, MV and LV, an Austrian DSO group perspective
  • Walter Schaffer
    Walter Schaffer
    Head of Electrical Power Grids, Salzburg Netz
5G Networks, utilities requirements, risk and life cycle governance: Evaluating the opportunities of 5G to meet essential utility service providers requirements
  • Aurélio Blanquet
    Aurélio Blanquet
    Director of Networks Digital Platforms, EDP Distribuição & Vice-chair of the Board of Advisors - EUTC
15:00Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Applying space technology to the energy sector: Understanding how space technology can enable smart grid advanced operation and maintenance and support the integration of renewable energy sources
  • Davide Coppola
    Davide Coppola
    Business Developer, Project Manager, European Space Agency
SCADA smart alarm functionality: Designing and implementing smart alarm management and decision support functionality to prioritise alarms and pinpoint problems with real time data
Securing Radio Spectrum: Evaluating the different radio spectrum options available to utilities to build out WAN and FAN networks to support the monitoring of increasing numbers of data points
16:00Closing remarks from the chair and close of main conference
  • Digital Substations
    08:50Welcome back from the Chair
    09:00Leveraging Real Time Substation Data: Identifying, extracting and formatting realtime data from the digital substation to support fault detection, isolation and restoration as well as new functionalities and performance analysis
    • Mohseen Mohemmed
      Mohseen Mohemmed
      Protection & Control Engineering Manager, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
    09:30 Testing and maintenance: Developing robust, proactive testing and maintenance tools and procedures to ensure the interoperability, reliability and security of the multi-vendor, multi edition digital substation
    • Ernst Wierenga
      Ernst Wierenga
      Technologist, Protection, Control & Telecommunication, TenneT
    10:00Digital Substation Configuration: Developing an automated engineering process for the configuration of the multi-vendor, multi-edition substation systems using IEC 61850, utilising third party configuration tools to achieve accuracy, speed of engineering and cost efficiency
    10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
    11:00Substation Technology Innovation Panel: during this session leading tech innovators will share their vision for the digital substation market, present their product innovation plans, and provide you with the opportunity to influence their development direction to better meet your implementation needs
    12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
    14:00Wide Area Monitoring: Effectively implementing Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) and synchronised phasor measurements in the substation to improve wide area system monitoring, ensuring interoperability and effective control centre support; focussing on Distribution Systems and low-cost solutions
    • Antonello Monti
      Antonello Monti
      Director, Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Centre, RWTH Aachen University
    14:30Standardised DER Interfaces: Developing a standard DER Interface based on IEC 60870-5-104 to control and monitor distributed energy resources
    15:00Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
    15:30Applying space technology to the energy sector: Understanding how space technology can enable smart grid advanced operation and maintenance and support the integration of renewable energy sources
    • Davide Coppola
      Davide Coppola
      Business Developer, Project Manager, European Space Agency
    16:00Closing remarks from the chair and close of main conference
  • SCADA Functionality & Integration
    08:50Welcome back from the Chair
    09:00Common Grid Model: Examining how the common grid model is used for effective forecasts and assessments of the European transmission grid, enabling operational planning, network security and capacity management
    • Dr. Tahir Kapetanovic
      Dr. Tahir Kapetanovic
      MBA, Head of National Control Center, Austrian Power Grid
    • Andreas Hauer
      Andreas Hauer
      Expert Transmission Grid Analysis, Austrian Power Grid AG
    09:30SCADA for LV: Making the case for realtime control of MV and LV networks, integrating smart substations with MV/LV transformation
    • Karel Jiranek
      Karel Jiranek
      Head of Distribution Processes Support, PREdistribuce
    10:00 SCADA and Big Data Analytics: Making the business case and analysing tools for open source technologies to analyse event data at CERN
    10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
    11:00SCADA Technology Innovation Panel: during this session leading tech innovators will share their vision for the SCADA market, present their product innovation plans, and provide you with the opportunity to influence their development direction to better meet your implementation needs
    12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
    14:00Integrating DER and EV Monitoring: Effectively integrating DER and EV into the AGC and SCADA systems to achieve secure, realtime monitoring and load balancing
    • Oleg Gulich
      Oleg Gulich
      Innovation Workstream Lead, Information Systems, UK Power Networks
    14:30DSO SCADA requirements: Outlining the specific DSO requirements of an upgraded SCADA system at HV, MV and LV, an Austrian DSO group perspective
    • Walter Schaffer
      Walter Schaffer
      Head of Electrical Power Grids, Salzburg Netz
    15:00Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
    15:30SCADA smart alarm functionality: Designing and implementing smart alarm management and decision support functionality to prioritise alarms and pinpoint problems with real time data
    16:00Closing remarks from the chair and close of main conference
  • Utility Telecom
    08:50Welcome back from the Chair
    09:00Designing a Transformational Connectivity Platform Towards the Digital Modern DSO: Updating on EDP’s Connect Program including LTE 450MHz and PVNO models
    • Sergio Ramos Pinto
      Associate Director, Digital Grid, Networks' Digital Platform, EDP
    09:305G for Utility Telecoms Networks: Examining how 5G networks and network slicing will enable realtime, highly reliable and efficient communication networks to support smart grid operations
    • Gianluca Lipari
      Gianluca Lipari
      Team Leader Cyber-Physical Energy Systems Management , E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University
    10:00Achieving legacy levels of tele-protection service reliability over packet based networks: Establishing stable and secure IP protection services and meeting requirements for latency, jitter, asymmetry, and backup paths. Assessing the advantages of GOOSE based protection
    10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
    11:00Utility Telecom Technology Innovation Panel: during this session leading tech innovators will share their vision for the utility telecom market, present their product innovation plans, and provide you with the opportunity to influence their development direction to better meet your implementation needs
    12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
    14:00CIGRE Study Committee D2: Examining the latest work of D2 on the specification, design, engineering, performance, operation, maintenance, economic and management of telecoms for electric utilities
    • Karen McGeough
      Karen McGeough
      Networks Telecoms Services, ESB Networks & Advisory Group Convener for Telecommunication, CIGRE
    14:305G Networks, utilities requirements, risk and life cycle governance: Evaluating the opportunities of 5G to meet essential utility service providers requirements
    • Aurélio Blanquet
      Aurélio Blanquet
      Director of Networks Digital Platforms, EDP Distribuição & Vice-chair of the Board of Advisors - EUTC
    15:00Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
    15:30Securing Radio Spectrum: Evaluating the different radio spectrum options available to utilities to build out WAN and FAN networks to support the monitoring of increasing numbers of data points
    16:00Closing remarks from the chair and close of main conference
Day 3: Cyber-Security for the Smart GridThursday 28 March 2019
08:15Registration and refreshments
08:50Opening address from the Chair
09:00Smart Grid Cyber-Security Integration: Successfully integrating smart digital substations, Edge computing for DER integration, next generation SCADA functionalities and cyber defence data analytics. Outlining the latest IEC cyber-security initiatives
09:30Monitoring the Evolving Threat Landscape: Analysing the latest security attacks on utilities, forecasting future threats and determining what security systems organisations need to put in place to minimise attacks
10:00Data Information Exchange Security, IEC 62351: Standardising security to ensure the integrity, authenticity and confidentiality for different protocols in the smart grid
  • Giovanna Dondossola
    Giovanna Dondossola
    Transmission and Distribution Technologies Department, RSE
10:30Morning refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:00Digital Substation Security: Implementing effective cyber-security solutions into digital substation systems that are effectively integrated into legacy infrastructures and enable the constant monitoring of all critical substation devices
11:30Cyber-Security Technology Innovation Panel: during this session leading tech innovators will share their vision for the smart grid cyber-security market, present their product innovation plans, and provide you with the opportunity to influence their development direction to better meet your implementation needs
  • Mark Clemens
    Mark Clemens
    Technical Product Manager, COPA-DATA
  • Christian Koch
    Christian Koch
    Senior Manager GRC & IoT/OT, NTT Security
  • Justas Zaborovskis - Darktrace Industrial
    Justas Zaborovskis
    ICS Cyber Security Manager, Darktrace Industrial
12:30Lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00OT Cyber-Security Management System: Implementing ISO 27001 and IEC62443 for the OT Smart Grid domain, taking into account the lifecycle of related assets
  • Carlos Montes Portela
    Carlos Montes Portela
    Senior DSO Security Officer, Information Security for OT, IT/OT and Smart Grids, Enexis
14:30IEC 61850 cyber security: Ensuring cyber security in the implementation of feature rich multi-vendor IEC 61850 that includes GOOSE
  • Sebastien Krause
    Sebastien Krause
    Senior Consultant and Head of Security Audits, GAI NetConsult GmbH
  • Lars Lengersdorf
    Lars Lengersdorf
    Engineer, Foundation and Research Department, Amprion
15:00Workforce security awareness: Building, maintaining and measuring an effective security awareness program to drive a cyber security awareness culture and drive a company-wide responsibility for security, including the mobile workforce
15:30Afternoon refreshments, networking and exhibition
16:00Security frameworks: Developing and implementing the right framework for your cyber security strategy and controls. Meeting GDPR requirements and evaluating NIST, ISO 27000 and IEC62443
  • Guido Gluschke
    Guido Gluschke
    Director Institute for Security and Safety, Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences
16:30Governance frameworks: Determining the optimum governance framework for your cyber security strategy and controls
17:00Closing remarks from the chair and close of seminar